Pentium Gold

Intel has quietly added two new inexpensive processors into its Comet Lake-U lineup. The Pentium Gold 6405U and Celeron 5205U CPUs will be used for entry-level thin-and-light laptops that need one of the latest-generation processors, but are not designed for performance-demanding workloads. Intel’s Pentium Gold 6405U and Celeron 5205U are dual-core processors that run at 2.4 GHz and 1.9 GHz, respectively. Both CPUs have TDPs of 15 Watts – the same as the rest of the Comet Lake-U family – and include 2 MB of L3 cache, Intel UHD Graphics, a dual-channel DDR4/LPDDR3 memory controller, and feature 12 PCIe 2.0 lanes for expansion. Both SKUs are considerably cheaper than the rest models in the Comet Lake series (which start at $281): the Pentium Gold 6405U...

Intel's First 4.0 GHz Pentium: Pentium Gold G5620 Listed At Retail

A number of European retailers have started listing new Celeron and the Pentium Gold-branded processors, which indicates that the world’s largest CPU supplier is about to formally announce the...

20 by Anton Shilov on 2/19/2019

The $60 CPU Question: AMD Athlon 200GE or Intel Pentium Gold G5400? A Review

In the course of our reviews, when we get a chance to get hands on with random processors, we run our test suite and add the data to our...

95 by Ian Cutress on 1/14/2019

Intel Adds New Coffee Lake CPUs to Online Database

Intel has recently added eight unannounced desktop Coffee Lake processors to its MDDS (material declaration datasheet) database. Three new chips belong to the Core i3/i5 lineup are targeting mainstream...

11 by Anton Shilov on 2/7/2018

Intel 8th Generation and 9th Generation Processor Lists Leaked: Coffee Lake Refresh?

Officially, Intel does not comment on unreleased products, which often has the knock-on effect that processors aren’t actually known about until the day they appear on shelves. In order...

87 by Ian Cutress on 11/24/2017

Intel Rebrands Kaby Lake Pentiums to Pentium Gold

Intel has announced plans to rebrand its current generation Pentium processors, and future generations, to 'Pentium Gold' chips. The rebranding reflects Intel’s intention to position the latest Pentium CPUs...

61 by Anton Shilov & Joe Shields on 10/12/2017

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